I think I posted something similar last year, but I claim it comes down to several things:Semi-serious question:
Why are the Polish so good? If you had to describe, what they do differently, what would be the biggest factor?
(A) Great depth in the scene: makes it easier for top players to stay sharp, and weaker players to be brought up to their level.
(B) Gaming culture: they care, more than many countries do, and put serious work in as a result.
(*) I have a hunch, that I have never had chance to investigate in detail, that Poland was affected less by the great schism than other countries.
E.g. The UK scene had peak depth around 2013/2014, where we could have sent two 8-man teams to ETC who would have come top 10 at least, each with non-negligible chance of podium. But the great schism took all of the depth out of our scene, so even the remaining top players have atrophied a bit since then, since they aren't challenged enough. This story is repeated across a lot of the top teams. It is a difficult and slow process to build this depth back up.
I would love to see a charity event that was something like 3 polish teams and 3 rest-of-the-world/challenger teams.
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